The Alexa Skill Management API provides RESTful HTTP interfaces for programmatically performing Alexa skill management tasks like creating a new skill or updating an interaction model. The API authenticates the caller through the Login with Amazon and allows developers to build tools or services that can create and update Alexa skills on behalf of their users. Developers can programmatically manage and test their skills with the Alexa Skill Management API (SMAPI) tool builders to manage and test Alexa skills and related resources such as interaction models. Alexa provides a way to create, update and test your Alexa skills from the command line interface and build voice experiences for your services and devices. Alexa is the voice service that powers Echo and provides a set of built-in abilities, or skills, that enable customers to interact with devices in a more intuitive way using voice commands. Amazon.com, Inc., is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company that is one of the largest Internet-based retailer in the world by total sales and market capitalization.
Amazon added many tools and features to the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) in October. From new languages and personalization capabilities, to better metric data and expanded regional support, check out a complete list of updates below. Amazon publishes monthly updates on the Alexa blog.
Amazon recently announced three new tools in the Alexa toolbox. A Natural Language Understanding (NLU) Evaluation Tool, Utterance Conflict Detection, and a new Get Metrics API improve Alexa developers' ability to reduce unintended skill conflicts, and track skills use and performance over time.
Amazon has released the Alexa Gadgets Toolkit (Beta) which includes a number of self-service APIs, technical documentation, and sample code that developers can use to build an Alexa Gadget that incorporates some of the available Gadget Interfaces such as wake word detection, speech, and reminders.
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